The Anaconda, Mont., property unveiled a new logo in honor of its platinum anniversary, and will commemorate the event with festivities throughout the summer, which will be announced at a later date.
Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda, Mont., recently unveiled its 20th anniversary “Golden Bear” logo as the course will celebrate its platinum anniversary this summer. Additional festivities commemorating the club’s 20th anniversary will be announced at a later date.
“Old Works Golf Course is an amazing success story,” said General Manager Mark Savoy. “This place has gone from a copper smelter in the late 1800s, to a Superfund site, to an award-winning Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. It has survived a recession, while disproving hundreds of naysayers and is now one of the premiere, daily-fee golf experiences in the Northwest.”
Reborn on the site of Anaconda’s century old copper smelter, Old Works is the first course ever built on a Federal EPA Superfund site. Nicklaus incorporated historic relics into his design of Old Works. Granite slabs from the old mill line the banks of trout-filled Warm Springs Creek, protecting the 10th green. Massive stone furnaces border the third fairway, while the 150-foot flue provides a dramatic backdrop to the fourth green. All bunkers are filled with black slag sand, giving the course its unique and signature look.
Managed by Troon and owned by Anaconda Deer Lodge County, Old Works is an 18-hole, par-72, public course spread across 220 acres. The club’s unique three-hole “Little Bear” course has two par 4s and a par 3 and is popular with families and with golfers short on time. Little Bear greens fees are $5 per three-hole round. The Old Works practice facility includes a driving range with multiple target greens, chipping and putting greens and two practice bunkers.